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Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
other u.s. military personnel had already begun 20 missions. the aircraft have been conducting missions on the lookout for things like this, a man found 10 miles out to sea, clinging to his roof. he had apparently run back to his house to retriever things when the tsunami hit. he broke down and cried. his wife remains missing. in addition to military help, the u.s. is providing lots of civilian humanitarian add. two rescue teams, one from fairfax, virginia, the other from los angeles have arrived in japan. they are among teams sent from 10 different countries. the american red cross also helping out in an assistance capacity for the japanese red cross. >> there are also pockets of communities where no one has been able to get to yet, because they've been cut off by roads that have been destroyed or even by the tsunami waters that haven't receded. those are the people we're really worried about. >> reporter: the good news about this disaster with so many assets already in place in japan at the naval base, the naval station, and on nearby islands such as okinawa, the u.s. is able
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Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
residents of the u.s. the couple left for iran several weeks ago for the end engagement of one of their two daughters. investigators say they have been in touch with the owners who say they have no idea who would want to harm them or their property. they reported no recent threats or trouble of any kind. >> until we know what it is i will be a little bit nervous about what is going on here. >> reporter: this is where the bomb went off. plywood now covers the window. we are told that it is actually is the window that would ajoin a sitting room at the very front of the house. again, they are saying that the captured a lot of this on surveillance camera but stopped short of saying they actually captured the person placing the bomb on the window sile. the damage is fairly significant. we are told it is 25,000 to 50,000 dollars worth of damage here, sean. >> thank goodness no one got hurt. paul wagner, thanks. >> the reward is growing tonight in a bethesda murder mystery and also growing the memorial outside the store where 2 workers were attacked. they were sexually assaulted and beat
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Mar 18, 2011 10:00pm EDT
to be doing their job. u.s. attorney d.c. d.c., can't have a higher investigator than that -- district of columbia, can't have a higher investigator than that. >> reporter: issa's probe caught her by surprise. >> not only did i not know about it, you would have thought as a courtesy i would have been given some notice, but the staff of the committee didn't know about it until the press release came out. >> reporter: meanwhile it appears sulaimon brown is fully cooperating with the agencies investigating his allegations. this morning he was called to the fbi again. did they ask you to bring anything? >> can't comment. >> reporter: did you bring anything? >> can't comment on that either. >> reporter: we also caught up with mayor gray at a ceremony to recognize d.c.'s use of green energy, but he didn't want to talk about the controversy. >> i want to stay on this, okay? i talked about the house last night. i want to stay on this. this is a good news story and i want to stay with that. thank you. >> reporter: congresswoman norton says she spoke to chairman issa today by phone i
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
general to investigate. the fbi has working with the u.s. attorney's office. i did call over to the u.s. attorney's office this afternoon and a spokesman said they could not provide us with an update but that this is an ongoing investigation. i also spoke to an attorney for one of the people who suliman brown has been making charges against, howard brooks, the person who was a campaign consultant for vincent gray, his attorney glen ivy says his client is cooperating. >> another developing story this evening elementary age school kids sent to the hospital after ingesting cocaine. we are following this developing story in northwest. john. >> reporter: bryan we actually have had new details released in the last hour. i am at thompson elementary school on l street, downtown washington, d.c., this is a chinese language program school but a dc public school. police officers were here for much of the afternoon, at one point i counted 4 cruisers. here is what we know, a student brought an undetermined amount of cocaine into the school, shared with other students, four of them ingested the cocai
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
the u.s. role is winding down. president obama says the united states will give up control of the operation soon. >> we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter of days and not a matter of weeks. >> the only favorable strategic outcome is ghadafi gone and some form of stability re- established in a country that right now is facing a protracted civil war. >> the coalition forces are planning to expand the no-fly zone over libya. >>> an update now on the disaster in japan. members of the nuclear regulatory commission met yesterday at its headquarters in rockville. they say the situation at a damaged nuclear plant in japan appears to be stabilizing. officials are working to restore power to the cooling systems but that could steak a few more weeks because of the extensive damage caused by the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami. more than 450,000 people have been displaced from that and the death toll could top 18,000. a virginia woman's body has been found in the rub all of a building in japan too. 4-year-old taylor anderson was killed during the earthquake and tsunami. an
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00am EDT
enforcement agents say he was deported to honduras in 2004 but snuck back into the u.s. 54- year-old paul kraus died in the crash. two others were hurt when krause's car hit theirs. police a ramos grabbed a 3-year- old out of his own car and ran away from the accident scene but they caught up to him pretty quickly. he has been charged with aggravated involuntary man slot, dui, driving with a revoked license, child endangerment and a felony hit and run. -- involuntary manslaughter. its 30-year-old yea that murray and a cowork he were were bound, sexually assaulted and badly beaten when two men got into lululemon after closing. murray was found dead at the scene. investigators continue to check a number of tips that are coming in. >> investigators have conducted a comprehensive canvass in this area where they've gone to other commercial establishments and other points where there may be video and they are looking at that. >> the surviving victim was reheesed yesterday from the hospital. police have made no arrests. we will speak with the greater chevy chase chambers of commerce about t
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Mar 19, 2011 6:00pm EDT
international military operation against muammar qaddafi. the operation comes just days after the u.s., europe and the arab world announced a plan. >> our air force will oppose any action by colonel qaddafi against civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. will help protect french and other airmissions. depending upon how libyans respond, the u.s. mi launch additional attacks. secretary of state hillary clinton says that the u.s. will break unique capabilities to bare. >> we will support an international coalition as it takes all necessary measures to enforce the terms of resolution 1973. >> president obama says that the u.s. and a coalition of other countries are prepared to act with urgency to end violence against civilians in libya. >> our resolve is strong and the terms are clear. we must protect the libyan civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. navy right now has three submarines in the mediterranean. in new york, rick fullbow, fox news. >>> president obama spoke from brazil which is why you just saw a picture of him at the beginning of the story. president obama says that he did not want to ta
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Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
home town of sirte tonight, coming after a week of bombardment and a no-fly zone. the u.s. is leading the efforts and that is scheduled to change soon. >>> and in a few hours, president obama will spend out his plans for u.s. military action in libya and that comes as questions mount about the u.s. role. tom fitzgerald is in our newsroom tonight. a lot shifted the last two weeks. >> reporter: when you look at the landscape now, two weeks ago these rebels were on the verge of losing control of their own unofficial capitol. tonight, they're pushing west with the sites set on ghadafi's own hometown. in washington, president obama is going to seek to reassure the american people and an increasingly skeptical united states congress when he tries to spell out what the u.s. intentions are in libya. moa mar ghadafi's strangle hold on libya appears to be weakening. they have hit the forces in the south, leaving behind burned- out tanks. the rebels who just two weeks ago were in danger of losing their unofficial capital of benghazi, are pushing west to ghadafi's own home town of sirte. >> we do
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Mar 20, 2011 9:00am EDT
now on "fox news sunday." missile strikes. the u.s. and britain fire more than 100 cruise missiles as coalition forces act to protect the libyan rebels from muammar qaddafi. we'll have an update on talk with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen live on "fox news sunday." then two leading senators weigh in on the mix, lindsey graham and jack reed. japan works t work contain a nr disaster. we will get the latest from japan and talk with the secretary of energy steven chu. plus, we ask our sunday panel if the president is taking the lead on these issues or following. all right now on "fox news sunday." hello again from fox news in washington where we are tracking two major stories. we have a reporter in libya where the u.s. and its allies are using military force to protect the antiqaddafi rebels. and in japan, where officials are making progress toward bringing a nuclear plant under control. we'll have more on that later and talk with the secretary of energy. first, libya, u.s. stealth bombers struck a major libyan airfield. and qaddafi called the raids terr
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Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
libya tonight waiting to see what's next after the u.s. and british forces fire on moammar gadhafi's regime. libyan state television is reporting 48 fatalities in the missile assault and claims most of the victims are children, but that has not been confirmed by u.s. sources. of course gadhafi is vowing to fight back. the u.s. is leading a coalition of some 20 nations in what's being called operation odyssey dawn. welcome to the news edge, i'm will thomas. >> and i'm maurine. the strikes are clearing the way for european and other planes. craig, what can you tell us? >> will and maurine, three u.s. and navy destroyers along with british vessels fired more than 110tomahawk missiles. >> today i authorized the armed force of the united states to begin a limited military action in libya. >> speaking to reporters while on an overseas trip, president obama announced a joint military effort has begunfiring on key targets inside libya. the move comes after top world leaders met in paris to decide on a course of action against moammar gadhafi's continued aggression against rebel forces. >> th
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Mar 20, 2011 6:00pm EDT
? jennifer griffin explains the mission. >> reporter: the u.s. officials telling fox news they are anxious to put an arab face on this coalition as soon as possible. pentagon officials repeated sunday that they plan to hand over command and control of the mission in days, not weeks. qatar sent four planes to join french fighter jets but some arab countries are coming with caveats how the airplanes can be used. >> there are french airplanes over benghazi. we will have a 24-7 cap there from now on and effectively he hasn't flown anything in the last couple of days so i would say the no-fly zone that we were tasked to put in place is in place. >> reporter: commanders on the ground in the middle east were not quite ready to go so far suggesting with a country the size of alaska it would take time, hence the next wave of tomahawks following the 114 missiles filed saturday from the uss berry, a navy destroyer, three u.s. submarines and one british sub. initial satellite photos show the need for more tomahawk strikes. officials did not expect the mission to include targeting moammar gadhafi perso
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Mar 29, 2011 9:00am EDT
. with u.s. tomahawk cruise missiles still launching off libya shores, president obama said he had little choice but to step in. >> and as president, i refused to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> reporter: libian leader gadhafi he said was on the eve of touching off a massacre. the president made his case at the national defense university before an audience filled with u.s. military leaders. nato, he said, has already taken away much of the u.s. burden in libya but the u.s. military is still playing an active role, helping libian rebels claw background lost to gadhafi forces. while the president calls gadhafi a tire ant who needs to leave, he said the military will stop short of forcing him out, comparing it to the war in iraq. >> regime change there took years and thousands of american and iraqi lives and a trillion dollars. that is not something we can afford to repeat if libya. >> reporter: and the president went to great lengths to frame libya as a humanitarian mission and that left critics wondering why the u.s. is standing by as other
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
since 1997, at least three in virginia. thomas was arrested march 4th in new haven. >>> two u.s. naval pilots are safe tonight after their fighter jet crash landed in libya. plane went down on the fourth day of u.s. and allied military operations to enforce a no-fly zone. tom fitzgerald is in the news room. what happened to the jet? >> reporter: the plane did not come down as a result of fire. they said the aircraft suffered mechanical problems. this held outside of benghazi as the crew was caring out a strike mission against a libian missile site. one crew member was picked up by a marine corp search plane and the other was found by libian opposition forces and then returned safely to u.s. hands. elsewhere, coalition forces have pounded gadhafi's military with more than 24 tomahawk missile strikes and robert gates said it has helped stop gadhafi ground forces but the u.s. allies will soon be taking over the lead. >> it just seems logical that once we have the air defense systems sufficiently suppressed, that the level of military activity would decline. >> are you talking about u.s. m
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Mar 11, 2011 5:00am EST
including the west coast of the u.s. and canada. in the last hour, tsunami warning sirens have been going off in hawaii bracing for a tidal we've. the 8.9 earthquake one of the biggest to hit japan. the prime minister there calling for calm. the government calling for international assistance and the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >>> we'll continue to monitor that throughout the morning. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. tucker barnes with us here with a look at our forecast as we get things moving on a friday morning. >> good morning. much improvement today after last night got very interesting. we had severe thunderstorm warnings, a lot of heavy rain. all of that oust here and now we are looking at some sunshine. >> that will be good. >> quieter weather and spring- like conditions around here. we've been promising it all week. by tomorrow, it will be absolutely beautiful. we'll show you the rain moving on out of here. the heaviest rain still off to the east. we'll see more and more sunshine during the day today. a little later today, we'll se
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Mar 12, 2011 11:00pm EST
henny bug looks at how america is responding. >> reporter: seven u.s. military ships were sent to the region, including the uss ronald reagan with medical facilities on board and airlift capabilities to move people and supply. president obama had a briefing this morning. the white house said, by his homeland security advisor in the office. and in japan, the u.s. has 38,000 troops stationed in japan. the defense department put out this video of marines preparing to leave their homebase on the island of okinawa, to head to mainland japan with rescue equipment, cargo, personnel, and other assets. robert gates said the military wants to provide whatever is needed by the government of japan and the u.s. embassy in tokyo. >> we have the ronald reagan closing on japan right now and sending another amphibious ship and we're pulling in helicopters from around the region region and so on and those two ships can be used for helicopter operations in the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. >> and usaid deployed two urban search-and-rescue teams at the request of the japanese government. o
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Mar 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
some big strings attached. >> reporter: the u.s. isn't completely off the hook here, but this does help the president diminish the u.s. role over libya. our u.s. fighter jets doing heavy lifting could be over. they went along with the plan to lookdown libyan air space. >> we have agreed along with nato allies to transition, command, and control for the no- fly zone over libya to nato. >> reporter: it's an out for president obama who wanted to limit u.s. leadership in the libyan mission. but there are still some questions about what role nato will play protecting civilians. the u.s. military would still be responsible for going after the military on the ground. the most difficult and controversial mission in libya. there are some things that only the u.s. military can do. >> we will continue to apply the pressure we can through strikes on logistics and weapons capability to compel them to stop killing their own people. >> reporter: that mission could test the resolve of the united nations which called for the intervention in the first place. for critics of the president's leadership
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
or not america's honored fallen were buried in the correct drives -- griefs. tonight, one u.s -- graves. tonight, the situation might be worse than originally thought and tom fitzgerald joins us now and this is going to the issue of mismarked graves? >> reporter: that is what it's about. the new information stems from previously secret testimony from the workers at the ceremony. the testimony that indicates the number of mismarked graves at arlington national cemetary and maybe larger than previously thought. arlington national cemetary is america's hallowed ground. but arlington's image has been under siege since the army revealed decades of mislabeled graves missing remains and headstones being used to line waterways. the scope of the mismanagement and bad record keeping here at arlington national cemetery came to light in 2010, but as a new administrator gets to work at sorting out the mess, it turns out the problem might be much worse than previously thought. a new article in "time" magazine suggests the mix-up is so bad, that it might be impossible to sort out. time-obtai
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Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, we'll have highlights at 10. >>> president obama will try to answer the questions over the u.s. role in libya and he is facing increasing back lash over what his intensions are for the u.s. military. foam tom fitzgerald is in the newsroom now. they may argue with how the president explained the u.s. role, hard to argue with the success so far. >> reporter: that's correct, and results are on the ground. the rebels were on the verge of losing control there and tonight, they're pushing west and having their sites set on ghadafi's hometown and in washington, a chorus of the critics were calling on the president to spell out in clear terms, how long the u.s. military's role will go on in libya. the president said it's humanitarian and libyan ground forces were hit and some republicans said congress should be consulted before more changes are made and in that tactics employed in libya. >> the president made clear our compat force's role in libya will be limited in scope and during a. tonight, i hope he reiterates that pledge or ask congress before extending the duration or scope of our missio
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Mar 17, 2011 11:00pm EDT
a federal matter. in a letter by acting d.c. attorney general irv nathan to u.s. attorney for the district nathan says information developed during this investigation says these funds may have been mishandled and goes on to say the district of columbia office of the attorney general reviewed the matter and is now referring the matter to the office of the u.s. attorney for the district of columbia for further investigation and appropriate action. >> it's an extremely frustrating and disappointing feeling, but i'm hoping that someone somewhere will say i'm the one accountable for this. >> reporter: we e-mailed several time requesting a comment from schools chancellor kaya henderson. her spokeswoman says all questions should be directed to the attorney general's office. >> maureen, what's the aarp saying about all this? >> they say a senior media relations manager tells me because that money was awarded and not a grant they had no reason to follow up. so they really didn't. >> hope they learn where it all went. >>> this northern virginia school bus driver is one of seven people facin
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
the home page. >>> in libya tonight, u.s. fighter pilots are enforcing a no-fly zone over libya after a barrage of allied missiles struck anti-aircraft defenses but there are big questions moving forward about how long and how far the u.s. will go as it involves itself in a war. tom fitzgerald in the news room now and the president sought to answer a few of the questions today. >> he did, brian. and the president is in chile tonight as he continues his trip in latin america. in a news conference this afternoon, president obama said moving forward, the u.s. is going to take on a diminished role in this operation but clearly tonight the u.s. military is in the lead in libya. u.s. military officials say so far the no-fly zone is proving successful. as two days of attacks by the u.s. and allies, gadhafi has been unable to launch new air attacks against other forces. >> we have spent considerable effort to degrade libya's machines military command and control capability. >> reporter: the no-fly zone is in place other northern libya. the goal is to stop gadhafi from using his air forc
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Mar 22, 2011 9:00am EDT
no-fly zone. >> as doug luzader shows us now, the white house is trying to dial back the u.s. involvement in the mission. >> reporter: the u.s. plans to step back now from the primary leadership role in this libian operation just as the international consensus may be fraying: a reinvigorate the option in libya and a path way of a destruction of what remained of gadhafi forces that were closed in on a rebel stronghold. the pounding from u.s. and coalition forces has begun to subside. the emphasis is on locking down the air space over the libian capital. >> with the growing capabilities of the coalition, i anticipate the no-fly zone will soon extend to drega and misratta and then to tripoli. >> reporter: and some countries are questioning how this will play out. the bomb and missile attacks have gone beyond taking out anti-aircraft batteries. and while the president has not altered his latin american tour schedule, while in chile he did make clear that u.s. will soon play more of a background role. >> let me emphasize that we anticipate this transition to take place in a matter
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Mar 17, 2011 4:25am EDT
state department is going to evacuate u.s. citizens out of japan. the u.s. is telling all americans within 50 miles of that plant to move. >>> now to a developing story this morning. an explosion outside of a home in potomac. this happened in the 9200 block of inglewood drive. shortly after 9:00 p.m., a hazardous material unit was called to the scene because an unusual odor that was reported. the incident is under investigation still. >>> some other top stories, a major shakeup in the gray administration. major gray asked for and received the resignation of the chief of staff, gerri hall. she is widely blamed for the administration's missteps during the first two months in office that includes the hiring of political appointees children and giving higher than legal salaries to them. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is leaving her post in 2012 even if president obama wins a second term. she told reporters in cairo she is also not interested in being president, vice president, or defense secretary. >>> now back to the disaster in japan. many americans you know, buy japanese prod
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Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
to be felt by u.s. companies and investors. this senior fellow at the senior institute for international economics. uncertainty net energy sector is driving most of the market selloff. >> and that is what has everyone excited, both here and in japan. but the long-term effect is the power estimate. >> reporter: japanese manufacturers, including automakers are closing plants to save energy e. it's impossible for tech companies to get the components like microchips they depend on. ge, a major high-tech player, the designer of the nuclear reactors. since friday, its stock lost more than $10 billion in market value. tuesday's u.s. stock slump was not unexpected and if history holds true, from will be a rebound. >> you get the days and rebuilding and the japanese are very good at rebuilding. they are a very organized society. we will see a bounce back of the industrial production and even exports, you know, after a couple of months would be my guess. so, i'm on the optimistic side. >> reporter: and one small upside, oil stocks took a dive today, falling to $this afternoon a barre
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00am EST
water with the boats. the u.s. ambassador in japan says the united states is ready to help. >> the pictures coming from there absolutely increedible. the big story for us here at home, the heavy rain that we had in the last 24 to 48 hours. here is a live look from canal road which is closed and it remains closed this morning as a result of flooding and mudslides in that area. we still have a lot of pooling waterlet over from the rain this morning. >> one lane now open heading into the city. one lane open on canal road. >> heavy rain and severe thunderstorm warnings last night and tornado warnings. most of the advisories are gone. we still have flood warnings for the rivers. much improved forecast for today. sunshine in the low to mid-50s for the first part of the day. >> that sounds good. >> a lot better. here is your radar are. rain shower activity, heavy rain off to the north and east. the coal are air filters in. a little snow there in west virginia. no worries here. we aren't going to get any snow. there could be a sprinkle or two. it won't be a perfectly sunny day but after wh
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Mar 23, 2011 4:25am EDT
in the capital city of tripoli just after night fall on tuesday. the u.s. is reported to have at least 11 vessels in that region, while, in el salvador, the president was questioned on the offensive in libya. >> do you have any regrets about undertaking this mission while you are on foreign soil. >> keep in mind, we are working on very short time frames. >> reporter: in an interview with diane sawyer, secretary of state hillary clinton was asked about just how long this operation will last. >> will it happen by saturday? >> it will be days. whether it is by saturday or not depends upon the evaluation made by our military commanders along with our allies and partners. i hope it will be sooner instead of later. >> reporter: defense secretary robert gates and others have said the u.s. military's role will decrease in coming days. >> there are several stages here, several steps that we're looking at and we'll continue to apply pressure on ghadafi, on his regime. >> reporter: the cost to date, at least $240 million for the tomahawk missiles fired and the f-15 jet which crashed this we
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00am EDT
. loud explosions was heard in tripoli. the u.s. says its role in the protection is decreasing but still about half of the missiles last mate were from american warships and planes. president obama says this is hoareized by the united nations. >> our military ask is in support of a international mandate from the security council that specifically focuses on the humanitarian threat posed by colonel ghadafi to his people. >> the air strike on libya also helping the rebels who are fighting ghadafi's forces back in several cities this morning. >>> a lot more for you this morning including an update of what is happening in japan. details of what workers were able to do at the damaged nuclear power plant and the first nonamerican victim of the disasters. she is from virginia. >>> residents living nearby told to stay indoors near a chemical plant. we'll have details coming up.  [ bob ] i'd love to build bird houses for the rest of my life. so i've got to take care of my heart. for me cheerios is a good place to start. [ male announcer ] to keep doing what you love, take care of your hea
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Mar 17, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> i'm not sure how this illuminates the issue since you've already got the u.s. attorney's a office and the fbi looking at -- attorney's office and the fbi looking at it. our attorney general's office will help coordinate this, but we'll cooperate fully. >> reporter: the committee on oversight and government reform called sulaimon brown to capitol hill early last week. after a 3 1/2 hour meeting with staff members we asked brown what investigators wanted to know, but he wouldn't comment on what went on behind closed doors. were they asking you the same questions you've been asked before? >> well, i won't get into the specifics of what they asked and what they're looking for, but i will say that i'm doing my best to cooperate fully. >> reporter: the committee's chairman representative darrel issa issued a statement thursday saying, "committee investigators have spoken with individuals inside and outside the district government and have made unsuccessful attempts to interview key figures close to the mayor including his former chief of staff." but mayor gray says he and his staff have
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Mar 14, 2011 9:00am EDT
not see the direction of the town. >> reporter: meanwhile u.s. search and rescue teams have arrived in japan, including the fairfax county search and rescue team. 74 members of virginia task force 1 and six canine teams are on the ground helping with the res key efforts. so are three doctors, paramedics and even structural engineers from our area. they are among res coup teams september from -- rescue teams send from 10 different countries and red cross also helping out. >> there are pockets of communities where no one has been able to get to yet because they've been cut off by roads that are destroyed or even by the tsunami waters that haven't receded so those with the people we're worried about. >> reporter: days after the initial destruction many are struggles to find food and water and drivers are being rationed small amounts of fuel as some gas stations are running out. >> also the u.s. state department is urging americans not to travel to japan. meanwhile the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says radiation from japan is unlikely to reach the u.s. in harmful amounts. >>> well it
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Mar 20, 2011 10:00pm EDT
and other u.s., british and french planes attacked moammar gadhafi's ground troops near the opposition strong hold of benghazi. >> we now have the capability to patrol the airspace over lybia and we are doing just that into a more consistent air presence. the no fly zone is effectively in place. >> reporter: rebels in benghazi welcome the international military actions against gadhafi forces. some of them danced on destroyed tanks. the u.s. and other coalition countries launched the military operation yesterday after the united nations authorized all necessary measures to protect civilians in the northern african country. >> we have seen the people of lybia take a courageous stand against a regime determined to brutalize its own citizens. >> reporter: u.s. officials say there have been no reports of civilian casualties, but today the head of the arab league criticized the international mission saying the strikes have gone beyond what the league had supported. >> translator: what happened differs from the no fly zone objectives. what we want is protection of civilians, protec
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
. it hit a trent in tripoli. the u.s. insists gadhafi is not a target. and gaudy a did declare another -- gadhafi cleared another -- lek laired another -- declared another cease fire. >> reporter: the u.s. military said this has been successful so far. but gadhafi vows this is the beginning of a long way. anti-aircraft fire in the skies over tripoli. but there is little to do to stop cruise his -- hisles. on his way to russia, robert gates sought to play down the u.s. role. >> we will continue to support the coalition and be a member of the coalition and have a military role in the coalition, but not the preeminent role. >> reporter: but some have questioned what the goal is. the air strikes have gone beyond just targeting air defenses. advancing columns of his forces have been hit and part of his personal compound was struck. although the pentagon said gadhafi is not a target. rebels in the east has cheered the attacks, hoping the tide will turn in their favor. but the president has continued with his tour of latin america, taking in the sights with his family. it may be anoth
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Mar 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
to help u.s. citizens who wish to leave. and they say if you are planning a trip to japan, to postpone it. >>> and they are working to cool the nuclear plant reactors. craig boswell explains the latest efforts. >> reporter: helicopter crews dressed in protective gear have been flying routes, dropping sea water on the fukushima plant. each can carry 7.5 tons of sea water. on the ground they are monitoring the radiation exposure on a realtime basis. a series of fires happened on tuesday and wednesday. risks are growing that fuel rods will melt and hydrogen will be generated and because of that water trucks are on stand-by, prepared to spray from the ground with 4 tons each. but reactors 3 and 4 are the priority northeast of tokyo. evacuees are still being scanned for radiation exposure. >> i'm angry with those running the plantch it's a joke. >> reporter: the snow is hampering search efforts and the health of the survivors. >> today it's cold so some people have fallen sick. they are getting diarrhea. >> reporter: and there is little food to go around. >> we get one bowl of soup
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Mar 3, 2011 9:00am EST
. gingrich would be the first to form an exploratory committee. >>> now to a fox 5 follow-up. the u.s. supreme court ruled protests by a kansas church outside of military funerals are protected by the first amendment. in an 8-1 vote the high court sided with the westboro baptist church and agreed with a lower court that tossed out a $5 million lawsuit by a member of a fallen soldier. they picketed with the message that death is god's judgment for the telerans of gays. >> my first thought was eight justices don't have the common sense god gave a goat. we found out today that we can no longer bury our dead in this country with dignity. >> nothing has changed except that this case put a megaphone to the mouth of this little church. >> as a result of the ruling, the supreme court reinstated the legal fees of the westboro baptist church which albert snyder will have to pay. bill o'reilly has offered to pick up the tab for the snyders. >>> a toddler is in a critical condition after an apartment fire in north east. the first floor fire broke out about 8:30 last night on bening road. when fir
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Mar 21, 2011 9:00am EDT
country. on the way to russia, robert gates sought to playdown the u.s. role. >> we'll continue to support the coalition, we'll be a member of the coalition, we'll have a military role in the coalition, but we'll not have the preimminent role. >> reporter: but for now the role is preimminent and some question what the actual goal is. the air strikes have gone beyond just targeting air defenses, advancing columns of gadhafi forces have been hit and part of his personal compound was struck, although the pentagon said gadhafi is not a target. ribels in the east has cheered the attacks, hoping the tide will turn in their favor. president obama, meantime, has continued with his schedule tours of latin america, taking in the sights with his family. it may be another part of a white house effort to deemphasize the u.s. role in libya but critics wonder if the ultimate u.s. goal to expand to include getting rid of gadhafi. >> that distinction is quite important. because if this is a war to remove gadhafi, who knows where it could go. >> reporter: and there is fear of rumblings here on capitol hill
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Mar 14, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the u.s. has begun support to japan, the government going above and beyond. >> like all americans, i continue to be heartbroken by the images of devastation in japan. >> reporter: families are separated unsure if their loved ones made it and in some cases families are separated because of the nuclear danger. in this photo a mother talks to her daughter through a barrier, the daughter isolated because of possible radiation contamination from fukushima's nuclear plant. >> we also have dispatched subject matter experts both reactor experts and an expert on emergency response. >> reporter: officials from the u.s. department of energy and the nuclear regulatory commission are working to determine how to keep the nuclear reactors from melting down. >> in particular, they have asked for additional types of equipment that will help provide water and other resources to ensure the reactors continue to be cool. >> reporter: as officials rush to japan's aid and the body count rises, survivors face conditions that become more challenge day. they're conserving food and water, electric
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Mar 13, 2011 10:00pm EDT
the direction of the town. >> reporter: meanwhile, u.s. search and rescue teams arriving in japan, and helicopters delivering emergency supplies to survivors. the u.s. state department has issued an alert suggesting americans avoid travel to japan until the situation is stabilized. adam housely, fox news. >>> there are 422 nuclear reactors in operation world wide. 55 are in japan. six have been having problems since the earthquake and tsunami. the explosion in one of the reactors happened in the secondary containment area of the instruct, the area below it is intact at this point. what does it mean if there's a meltdown and what happens? here's more. >> the worst case scenario is the rods fuse together, they melt together in a mass, that bursts through the containment mechanisms and exposed to the outside. radio activity into the ground, water, and some could carry to the west coast of the united states. >> japan officials working to make sure that does not happen. the u.s. has 104 racketers. all american plants were built to with stand national disasters in the areas they're located.
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
missile site. they are back in safe u.s. hands tonight thanks in large part to the work of the libian opposition forces. this is all that is left of the u.s. f-15 eagle that crashed near benghazi. u.s. officials say it was not brought down by anti-aircraft defenses from libya. >> i heard there must have been been a mechanical problem but i don't know for sure. >> reporter: pentagon officials say one crew member was found by libian opposition forces, the other by a marine rescue plane. both suffered minor injuries. with the no-fly zone now in place, rebel forces are trying to regain momentum. after a week of punishing air strikes by gadhafi forces. [ sound of gunfire ] >> reporter: some libians are trying to flee after they said they were threatened by gadhafi forces. >> last night they said if you are not laying down your weapons, we are going to kill a lot of people today. we have no weapons to lay down. >> reporter: but gadhafi forces are being hit by allied air strikes in an effort to stop them from moving to the rebel city of ben -- benghazi. >> the mission yesterday was recogniza
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
meantime, a warning from the u.s. state department for americans in japan to think about getting out. >> as doug luzader reports, there seems to be a growing rift between u.s. and japanese officials over a possible meltdown. >> reporter: the president has spoken to japan's prime minister as the administration prepares to evacuate american citizens. this is what a last-stitch effort looks like. japan has resorted to dumping water from helicopters to cool down melting reactors. president obama last night spoke about the growing need of help for japan. >> we are bound together by a common humanity. >> but not a common view of the dangers in japan. the u.s. thinks the risks are much higher than the japanese are letting on. >> we believe there is no water in the rod known as number four and it is my great hope that the information we have is not accurate. i would hope for the sake of everyone that the situation is not at the stage that we think it is. >> reporter: but that fear is enough for america to get 50 miles away from the plant, not the 12 miles the japanese government is saying an
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
as the president debated whether or not the u.s. could start arming rebel groups. >>> it was 30 years ago today that a gunman fired shots at president ronald reagan. a look back at that day and the only local tv interview with jim brady, the press secretary who suffered life-altering wounds in the assassination attempt. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >>> let's take a look outside as we look at traffic on the wilson bridge, early on this wednesday morning. it's march 30th, getting close to the end of the month. one more day left in this third month of the year. good morning, i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. glad that you are with us today. and i seem to recall this is going to be the nicest day of the week. did i miss that. >> i think yesterday might have been. i think you might have missed it. >> i missed it. i was hoping for this day. >> but this might be the nicest moment of this particular day. >> there you go, live for the moment. enjoy the next few minutes, it's going to be nice. and then we have the changes. >> and it's done. >> and it's over. yesterda
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Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >> defense secretary robert gate says the u.s. expects to turn control of the military operation over to either france and britain or nato in a matter of days. >>> with american missile strikes in lybia is the united states getting sucked into a bad situation? the white house sends its top brass to sunday talk shows and melanie alnwick has roundup. >> reporter: as american muscles blasted libyan targets -- missiles blasted libyan targets admiral mike mullin chairman of joint chiefs of staff was dispatched to the sunday morning talks show. his goal to reassure the mission is limited. >> this is not about going against gadhafi himself or attacking him at this pick point in time. it's about -- particular point in time. it's about achieving these narrowly relative limited objectives so he stops killing his people and humanitarian support can be provided. >> reporter: and brief. >> we expect in a few days to hand off command of this leading, if you will, to a coalition that will lead it over the longer term. >> reporter: senators from both parties weighed in. >> had it been done several weeks
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
years ago when he was shot is telling his story. that is coming up next. >>> two u.s. marshal and a police officer hit by gun fire in the shootout. we'll be right back. >>> not bad. the sunshine and temperature up to 50 degrees. changes are coming and rain is on the way. we'll have more in when the edge continues. stay with us. >> two deputy u.s. marshals and a police officer shot in a gun fight in st. louis, missouri today. the suspect later died and officers were trying to arrest the man. one marshal was shot in the head and is in critical condition, the other shot in the ankle. the officer grazed in the face. the police have not said what the suspect was being arrested for and are not seeing details about how he was killed. >>> 30 years ago this month, surgeons at george washington university hospital found themselves treating president ronald reagan after being shot by a would-be assassin. paul wagner spoke with the doctor who headed the team and this is that preview of the story you will see at 10. >> reporter: dr. joseph dgiordano said president reagan's life was saved by the
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
speech last night, the president strongly defending the u.s. military action in libya. >> he gave the speech at the national defense university in the district and as doug luzader reports, the president also laid down some limits. >> reporter: the president waited nine days to deliver this speech, defending his actions and explaining why this intervention matters to the united states. with u.s. tomahawk cruise missiles still launching off libya shores, president obama said he had little choice but to step in. >> as president, i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> reporter: libian leader moammar gadhafi was on the eve of touching off a massacre he said. the president made his case at the national defense university before an audience of military leaders. nato, he said, has already taken away much of the u.s. burden in libya but the u.s. military is still playing an active role, helping libian rebels claw background lost to gadhafi forces. and while the president called gadhafi a tire ant who needs to leave, he said the military will stop
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Mar 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
disaster is only beginning to take its toll on automakers worldwide. one u.s. plant has temporarily shut down and that may be just the beginning. the disaster has already forced toyota to stop production until at least next week in japan. about 70% of vehicles sold in the u.s. are north american made. however, the new prius hybrid is assembled in japan. some dealers already taking advantage of expected shortages. >> you're going to see a price spike certainly in the popular models. >> reporter: general motors has temporarily shut down a truck plant in louisiana because they could not get enough japanese made parts. ford motor company has not been affected yet. >> we have had no production disruptions, but we're going to continue to monitor, continue to work with our suppliers and minimize any impact on our operations and i think the whole industry will go through that and this will be a situation that will play itself out literally over the next days and weeks. >> reporter: the shutdowns will become more common in the weeks ahead. the reason? lack of parts from japanese suppliers af
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Mar 24, 2011 4:25am EDT
by the feds in northern virginia. u.s. immigration and customs enforcement arrested a total of 163 people during a three-day operation. 10 were here illegally. three had already been deported and came back to the u.s. illegally and saturday were considered fugitives. many all have criminal histories including rape and robbery. this is part of a recent enforcement effort targeting criminal aliens. >> we're trying to arrest and remove people from our communities who are committing crimes. if you don't, the statistics suggest, if they stay in our communities long enough and if you're a committed criminal offender, you will commit another crime. you do the math and you'll see. >> some are being criminally prosecuted. those who are not will be processed and deported. >>> we're following many developments in the middle east this morning and the disaster in japan. coming up next, we are getting word of workers injured at japan's crippled nuclear power plant. plus growing fears about radiation now leading to some food rationing. >>> we are remembering elizabeth taylor. the time now is 4:36
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Mar 7, 2011 10:00pm EST
-- with him. >> reporter: gray said he welcomed an investigation. former u.s. attorney did i gee november aced it had to be independent of the -- digenova said it has to be separate from the u.s. government. >> reporter: the u.s. attorney's office issued the following statement saying it takes any allegation of public corruption very seriously. it says the office typically does not confirm or deny the existence of investigations and says that at this time the office has no comments on the allegations in this matter. lorraine green and howard brooks did not return our phone calls. sulaimon brown says he's well aware he could be found guilty for accepting the cash. adrian fenty was unavailable for comment. i'm karen gray houston in the fox 5 newsroom. >>> you're fired, warner brothers officially pulled the plug on the charlie sheen circus today ending his run on the successful cbs show two and a half men. tmz obtained this 21 page document warner brother lawyers sent to sheen and his agent. it says sheen's wild partying, repeated hospitalizations and his bitter media campaign after the show
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00am EDT
crucial inspections in the week leading up to the disaster. >>> u.s. defense secretary robert gates is in russia today. secretary gates says he wants to east moscow's worries over missile defense shield in europe. this is expected to be his final visit as u.s. defense secretary. gates plans to retire this summer. >>> a tragic reminder about gun safety this morning. a little boy is dead police have questions about a horrible accident inside this house. >>> the time now is 5:07 on this monday. ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] bursting with mouth-watering real fruit and refreshingly blended with creamy low-fat yogurt, mcdonald's strawberry-banana and wild berry smoothies are 100% pure sipping fun. the simple joy of real fruit smoothies. ♪ >>> a tragedy in baltimore. a young child is dead after shooting himself. police say the 4-year-old boy found a loaded gun in a house yesterday morning and shot himself in the face. the child was taken to the hospital. he was then transferred to johns hopkins where he later died. police are still investigating this one and they haven't said if the littl
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Mar 30, 2011 9:00am EDT
after the massacre in 2007. when the u.s. department of education wants the school to pay $55,000. >>> and the fda is investigating potential links between dyes and preservatives in our food and hyperactivity in our children. an expert will join us in studio next to talk about the hearings today and what we might expect to get out of them. we're back in a moment. >>> a frederick county teenager is accused of bringing a loaded gun to high school in frederick. investigators say the boy was showing off a .22-caliber revolver to friends. students told a school resource deputy. the teen claims he needed it for protection after a fight on monday. >>> virginia tech has been fined for the time it took to respond to the 2007 massacre there. the university will have to pay the maximum of $55,000 for violating federal law by waiting too long to notify students during the shooting rampage. but the u.s. department of education did not impose taking some or all of its $98 million in federal student aid. one of the students shot that day is now a gun control lobbyist on the hill. he talked about
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Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
obama said leadership against the campaign of ghadafi will be transferred from the u.s. to other nations by the end of the week and to jerusalem now. violence erupted again. israel bracing itself for more violence after a bombing at a bus stop in jerusalem this morning. fox 5s tom fitzgerald is in our satellite center watching more. i think the world is waiting for israel's response to this one. >> reporter: we know it's been israel's history to respond to these types of attacks. the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said his country will react with aggressively and responsibly taking actions, responsible to the attacks and the rocket attacks from palestinian territories this morning. the bombings killed a 60-year- old woman in a crowded bus stop in jerusalem and they say a bag was planted at the site with an explosive placed inside. in addition to the woman who died in that attack, at least 25 others were injured and most from shrapnel that was placed inside of that bomb. and right now, the israeli police have not made an arrest in this case. cars leaving jerusalem are b
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Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
to the u.s. supreme court but the high court refused to hear the case. now, in november, an independent report on metro's elevators and escalators concluded that quality of maintenance being performed could be improved to get it up to manufacturer's requirements and recognize industry standards. it appears the agency is falling short, laura. >> sounds like it's next to will possible to win a lawsuit against metro, is that right? >> that is not impossible but is a higher standard. think about this, any budgetary decisions by metro is considered a policy decision and is immuned from lawsuits. metro has consistently said it has no money and has had to make decisions based on that. in fact,la pitas is representing families in the redline crash and in that case, metro is warned by federal investigators the older 1,000 series rail cars could have a catastrophic failure in a crash. metro rodidn't have the money to replace them and the court has rules on that claim that metro is immuned from many negligence. >> thank you. >>> what can you expect if you are heading to metro tonight?
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Mar 23, 2011 9:00am EDT
that tap water. here in the u.s. though, the food and drug administration is banning imports of some milk and produce from the region. latest numbers show sharp increases in radio activity levels in a range of vegetables as far away as 25 miles from the plant. relief organizations are pouring into the country to help out any way they can. and wee spoke with the vice president and the media relations person in sendai last hour and here is what they had to say. >> a lot of progress is being made about cleaning it up, the runway is open and the roadway is open but there is a tremendous amount of debris and garbage. we went and looked at homes today and you see a few homes that are standing, everything between them is gone and you know that looks good for those few homes until you realize that the wave actually came over the top of those houses and they were fully submerged. >> reporter: and the death toll now from the quake and tsunami is over 9,000 but nearly 14,000 are still missing. so the number of deaths is expected to go up. allison? >> sarah simmons in studio. thank you. >>> firs
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Mar 22, 2011 4:25am EDT
former president george h. w. bush sit with the other three living former u.s. presidents, a kennedy center tribute to the man and his mantra. >> we are all so wrapped up in the things that we do in our daily lives but helping your fellow man, that is what we're here for. >> reporter: on this night honoring the 41st president of the united states. >> it really is something that defines george bush is service to others. he always said a life without service to others is not a complete life. >> he truly does walk the walk that he talks. he is a volunteer. he is a leader and a global citizen and most of all a family man. >> his eldest son george w. is also now a former president joined by his siblings to honor the bush family patriarch. >> in these days, he is getting honored a lot which gives me a sense of melancholy a little bit because he is 86 and people are realizing this may be the last chance to pay tribute to him but my guess is he will be doing great stuff for a long while. >> ladies and gentlemen. >> the former president talked about individual lives of services. theirious ruc
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